On April 3, 1969 the Congress-led coalition Government’s new Chief Secretary, SN Singh, set up a committee of top officers, including himself, to “assist and guide” the two inquiry commissions set up by the previous governments in Bihar — the Aiyer and Mudholkar Commissions.
During late 60s and early 70s, Frontier had carved out a niche for itself among Left intellectuals, activists and academicians. At the same time, it had also become a necessary reading material for sleuths of various intelligence agencies. Continue reading “Special Branch Comes Calling”
Byline in a reputed journal like Frontier firmed up my resolve of joining journalism.
I was advised to learn typing and shorthand if I wanted to become a reporter. So I joined a typing institute. I could never learn shorthand. But soon enough I was able to type ‘A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ without looking at the keyboard. Continue reading “Typewriter Guerrilla, Year 1969”
Last year a militant Adivasi movement was launched by Birsa Seva Dal in Chotanagpur, Bihar. It influenced the villagers so much that they demonstrated even in the Ranchi town flashing their traditional arms.